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Summer 2010

volume 25 no. 2
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From the Editor

My favorite line from the coal industry flaks is their boast that the United States has enough coal reserves to power the country for another 200 or so years.

Really?, I feel like saying, only 200 years! Because according to my back-of-the-envelope calculations we’ve got, like, a billion years of wind and solar energy ready to go.

I never cease to be amazed that, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the United States gets about half of its electricity from coal. In the era of the iPad, Twitter, and …more


Ready to Rumble
A Global Movement Is Bringing Down King Coal – One Power Plant at a Time.
A Growing Concern
Urban Farms Are Sprouting up across the United States. Can They Translate Popularity into Profitability?
Trading Places
Earth Island Reports: Big Wildlife
Bear Down
Earth Island Reports: Bay Area Wilderness Training
Camping at the Presidio
Dispatches: No Money Down
Global Justice Groups Say Wealthy Countries Must Pay Reparations for Climate Chaos
Dispatches: Minefield
A Mining Resurgence in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Threatens the Environment and the Region’s Tourism Industry.
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Dispatches: Good Credit
Ingrid Munro’s Microfinance Outfit in Kenya Is Helping to Move People out of Slums and into a New Green Town.
1,000 Words: Petroleum Planet
Edward Burtynsky
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+/–: Need A Ride?
+/–: Electic Cars are Still Cars
+/–: People Want Cars, Lets Give Them Better Ones
Conversation: Kumi Naidoo
In Review: Sweetgrass
by Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor
Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab, 101 minutes
In Review: Sustainable World Sourcebook & Plan C
New Society Publishers, 2009, 2008
In Review: Deep Blue Home
by Julia Whitty
256 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010
Voices: Emergildo Criollo
Horrible History



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